Notes: An increasing number of Toyotas are experiencing excessive oil consumption and the 2007 Camry seems to be leading the charge.

Owners are reporting that their engines are deprived of oil halfway through their maintenance schedules and in some cases the damage is so bad that entirely new engines need to be installed, paid out of pocket. The issue may be a result of defective piston rings and is the possible target of a class-action lawsuit.

Toyota has issued a TSB for this problem, but maintains their stance that vehicles equipped with a 2AZ-FE engine are burning through a “normal” amount of oil.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,104 miles

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2007 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 9 of 12)

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problem #75

Jul 112013


  • 90,000 miles


White powder or dust blowing out of air vents of my heating vents in winter and ac vents in summer. Due to that car also smell like dusty etc.. this problem is occurring since last summer, problem persist last summer, winter and now this summer. First time my kids (4 and 3 years old) was riding in my car to grocery store 3 miles from home, they had problem breathing and they are coughing, so I have open my all window, so kids can breathe. I am exhaling that white powder inside me, I am not sure what that powder is, and how it will effect my health in long term. I took my care to 3 different Toyota dealerships and everyone said without open my car that this is known issue with this model.

- Blaine, MN, USA

problem #74

Jul 022012


  • miles
My 2007 Toyota Camry is very sticky and melting. I went to the dealer and they said they had alot of complaints be there hasn't been a recalled. It is a danger because they glare on the glaring reflections makes in impossible to drive at night. This is a manufacturing defect and it should be replaced.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #73

Apr 052012

Camry 6-cyl

  • miles
I have decided to file this complaint due to the fact that Toyota, Inc. Has refused to acknowledge or do anything about the issue. I own a 2007 Toyota Camry xle, which I purchased new in 2006. In 2012, I started noticing some issues with the dashboard. It was very shiny and sticky to the touch. The texture is gummy and will come off in your fingernail if scratched or nicked. I contacted Toyota, who told me to take the vehicle to my dealership, joe meyers Toyota, in houston, tx. I did that and also gave the service manager, [xxx], the link to a youtube site of someone else with the same issue. [xxx] told me that he had never seen that issue but said that he would give me an estimate of the cost (for Toyota's purposes) and someone would be in touch. Toyota, via email, informed me that [xxx], who is the customer relations manager, is the person that I would deal with as far as communication. Well, I waited a couple of weeks and never received a call so I emailed [xxx], who said they were still waiting for a response from Toyota. [xxx] called me a week later and gave me an incident #. a month or so went by and I never heard from anyone. I called [xxx] and never got an answer. I left a couple of messages but never received a return call. I contacted Toyota again and was finally told by someone with the corporate office that Toyota's stance is that it is a warranty issue and if your vehicle out of the 3 year/36,000 mile warranty, it will not be covered. This is clearly a manufacturer's defect and the issue doesn't occur until after the original warranty is out. There are hundreds or more of people with this issue. This issue also affects safety due to glaring from the sun on the dash and possibility of airbag interference. I have attached my youtube video. Thank you for your time. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #72

Jun 252013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


The dashboard is defective part. The glare from the melting dash blocks my vision at certain times of the day causing a safety hazard.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #71

May 162014


  • miles
Currently, the vehicle's dashboard is partially melted, sticky, and shiny. This shininess causes a glare off the windshield which obstructs my view when driving. I have resorted to using a dashboard cover so as to stop the glare. I have a safety concern since this dashboard cover overlaps over the passenger side airbag.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

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problem #70

Jan 012014

Camry 6-cyl

  • 82,010 miles
Dash is starting to melt. It has become a sticky mess. Dealer states they know about issue but it's my problem.

- Valrico, FL, USA

problem #69

Feb 012014

Camry 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


My dashboard has melted and reflects off my window making it hard to see during the day. I have reported this to my dealership but nothing has been done yet. It is sticky and gooey and I am worried about visibility and what will happen if the airbag deploys.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #68

Jun 252012

Camry 4-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
The dashboard of my car is melting and is very sticky and produces a glare that could cause an accident.

- Seffner, FL, USA

problem #67

Apr 012014

Camry 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
I would like to file a compliant about my dash melting and being sticky. I love this car and the dash looks horrible. I also had tried cleaning it but then the fuzz just sticks to it, try to keep sunshade in it and it sticks to it, bugs stick to it. Please let me know what I can do about this.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #66

Jun 152011

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
Dashboard started in 2011 to melt. Has a shiny stickiness to it. When driving their is a glare on the window causing it hard to see when driving.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #65

Jun 162010


  • miles


Dashboard is very shiny and when attempted to clean, discovered it was very sticky. Over the years it has spread from the part of the dash closest to the windshield and now includes the entire surface. It's so melted you can take chunks out of it with just your fingernail.and the glare from the shine reflecting off the windshield is blinding at times. I think this is a safety concern that originates from a poorly manufactured part and should be recalled by Toyota.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #64

Apr 032013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
Melting shiny dashboard. Purchased vehicle in October 2007, and has been garaged and driven minimally ever since. It's about to go for its 30,000 mile service. About a year ago, whenever driving during the daytime, the dashboard seems to "liquefy". it looks like it's slathered in cooking grease and is blindingly reflective. On top of the glaring visibility issues, the dashboard is becoming soft & sticky and who knows what kinds of toxins it's releasing. The dealership says Toyota doesn't acknowledge there's a problem, and it will cost $2100 to replace. Toyota corporate hung up on me. By searching online, I've found hundreds, if not thousands of cases of this, primarily in hot weather climates, mainly with Toyota, Lexus & Nissan vehicles. This is an obvious manufacturing defect. A vehicle is a major purchase, and your car should not "melt". ever. I don't care how old it is, our how much it's been driven. There are many accounts of dealerships quietly replacing dashboards for some customers, or doing so after the press has been contacted. Though the majority report being stonewalled, and being quoted extremely diverse rates for replacing the defective dashboard. I've seen news reports that [xxx], a West palm beach dealership owner has seen so many of these, he's gone to the media, and admitted that this is clearly a manufacturing defect and a safety hazard, and Toyota & other car makers are well aware of the problem, and need to take responsibility for it. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Sun City Center, FL, USA

problem #63

Jun 092014


  • 46,600 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the visor on the driver's side became stuck in the downward position. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 46,600.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #62

Oct 312006

Camry 4-cyl

  • miles
It appears that defective materials were used in the manufacture of the front dash of my 2007 Toyota Camry. The dash is literally melting. The surface has become tacky, soft and easily damaged by touch. This issue is now being described by Toyota customers as "?melting dash?". this deterioration of the dash has also created an abnormal sheen or glare when in sunlight as has been previously reported by others. If chemical changes are in fact occurring during this abnormal deterioration process I am concerned that "off gasing" of harmful or toxic chemicals may be introduced in the confined space of the occupied vehicle. My understanding is that this problem is associated with direct sunlight and hot temperatures and is being reported from various southern states including Florida & Hawaii. Toyota has stated that they will not remedy the situation because the vehicle warranty has expired.

- Laguna Vista, TX, USA

problem #61

Mar 012013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 14,000 miles
Sticky / melting dash, dash cracking, creating a glare when driving. I bought this car new and Toyota would not stand behind their product knowing its defective, even when it was under the Toyota brand extended warranty. The vehicle is garage kept and out in the sun when I go shopping for food. I am retired and don't drive much.

- North Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #60

May 232014


  • 157,365 miles
The dashboard is melting it is very sticky and shiny and this causes a terrible glare on the driver side windshield when the sun is shining that can impede vision.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #59

May 012013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 4,500 miles
The dashboard is melting. Everything sticks to it and it can't be cleaned and is cracking.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #58

Jan 012009

Camry 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
My 2007 Toyota Camry dashboard started to melt two years after purchasing car.Toyota dealer kept on giving me the run around making up excuses, just find out other vehicle's are having the same defect problem.hopefully Toyota fix the defect problem immediately!.

- Greenacres, FL, USA

problem #57

Oct 242011

Camry 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
I returned from the northeast. My car was in my garage. My entire dashboard seemed to be melting. You could put your hand on it and your hand would stick to it. It was very dangerous because it was very shiny and the dash would be reflected in the front windshield. You were unable to see clearly through the window. It's happened every October when I return to Florida, Toyota wouldn't acknowledge that it was their responsibility or even a problem. I just found out through a local news story that many car owners in our area have the same problem.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #56

Jul 012013

Camry 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The dashboard in my 2007 Toyota Camry has started melting off, and under the sun's heat it becomes very soft, sticky and bright, and when the sun reflects on the dashboard it causes visibility/safety issues. Also, I'm afraid the airbag under the dashboard may become affected if the dashboard cracks or breaks.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

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